Definition of entangle:
- To involve in such complications as to render extrication a bewildering difficulty; hence, metaphorically, to insnare; to perplex; to bewilder; to puzzle; as, to entangle the feet in a net, or in briers.
- To twist or interweave in such a manner as not to be easily separated; to make tangled, confused, and intricate; as, to entangle yarn or the hair.
matte up, corner, unsettle, sweep, embarrass, trap, snarl up, get stuck, dishevel, implicate, foul up, mire, simple, embrangle, overwhelm, snarl, knot, mat up, muddle, imply, mix up, grind to a halt, muck up, ravel, tangle, matte, snap, matt-up, felt, drag in, order, snare, ensnarl, muck, bog down, embrangle, tousle, embroil, felt up, mud, mat, sweep up.
- complicate (part of speech: verb)
- include (part of speech: verb)
hinder (part of speech: verb)
Not to anybody, of course,- he must be on his guard against foreign intriguing sirens, who would entangle him if they could,- but to some lady of rank and fashion, fitted by birth and breeding to be the mother of generations of Purlings yet to be.- "The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood", Arthur Griffiths.
- "An Old Man's Love", Anthony Trollope.
- "The Fourth Massachusetts Cavalry in the Closing Scenes of the War for the Maintenance of the Union, from Richmond to Appomatox", William B. Arnold Edward T. Bouvé Lasalle Corbell Pickett.